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Social rehabilitation

Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Work activities during corona time

  • Rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled are still provided to current clients in the Pakila Work Centre, Non-institutional work activities and Uusix workshops. Some of the services are provided as distance services.

  • New clients are admitted to the local rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled. You can get access to the rehabilitating work activities through the regional social work for adults and young people, Helsinki TYP and the TE services. You can get access to the work activities for disabled through the social rehabilitation team.

  • Face to face group work training, events, trips or excursions are not organised in the work activity locations.

  • The shop and pick-up point of Pakila work centre and the shops and service points of the Uusix workshops (recycling of building parts and recycling of bikes and computers) are closed, except for the Uusix pop-up shop in Hakaniemi market hall. The shop in Hakaniemi market hall is open until the end of 2021.


    The changes are valid until 30.4.2021.


  • Hopeatie 6, 2nd floor, 00440 Helsinki
    PO Box 8647, 00099 City of Helsinki
    Fax +358 (0)9 3103 2515

    Click here to access the social rehabilitation staff page in Finnish

    The purpose of social rehabilitation is to support and increase the well-being, life management skills, work ability and functional capacity of clients who participate in work activities.

    Customers can contact social rehabilitation personally, or contact can be made by a close relative or friend of the customer, or an employee working with the customer in another service. The services are free of charge for the customers.

    Social rehabilitation staff:

    • guide, support and strengthen customers in the rehabilitation process
    • guide customers in the use of social, health care and rehabilitation services and applying for social benefits
    • assess the customers’ work ability, functional capacity and preparedness for working life together with the customer and a supervisor
    • cooperate with parties that refer customers to social rehabilitation as well as other social and health care and rehabilitation services
    • organise group activities that support rehabilitation
    • prepare decisions and plans forcustomers regarding work activities for people with disabilities and activities supporting their access to employment
    • coordinate rehabilitating work with inmates
    • participate in the development of the rehabilitative nature of work activities
    • Click here for more information about training and employment work activities for people with disabilities 


    25.02.2021 12:19